DIRIGO BOYS STATE


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2016 Dirigo Boys State
The American Legion Dirigo Boys State delegates arrive in Waterville ME on the Thomas College Campus. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
Delegates start by hitting the ground running and fully engaged in the local government process including running for political primary process. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
A transition day. Delegagtes learn of the different forms of town government and the day is finalized by general elections to the Dirigo House, Senate and Executive Branch. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
American Legion Dirigo Boys State delegates arrive in Waterville ME on the Thomas College Campus on Sunday. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
Graduation. The American Legion Dirigo Boys State delegates prepare to re-enter their communities as thoughtful and more engaged democratic participants on Thursday. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
The American Legion Dirigo Boys State House of Representatives is in Order. It is a day of Legislative Committee work and setting the Calendar. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
The American Legion Dirigo Boys State Senate is in Order. It is a day of Legislative Committee work and setting the Calendar. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
The American Legion Dirigo Boys State Governorís Office and Constitutional Officers work towards a budget and a State of the State Address. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi 13)
One community one state one nation. Towns are named after the first several Governors of the State of Maine. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
Our Speaker series are an important component of the curriculum and the learning experience. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
Politics on the sports field and in extracurricular activities can be just as challenging as those on the House or Senate floor. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
The Dirigo Boys State staff are a critical part of the program. All members of staff are volunteers with nearly 200 years of collective service. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
What an incredible experience. Having never met before today, Band members come together and perform during the entire week. And they were spectacular. (Photos by Sammy Zaidi '13)
     



Prior Years Photo Albums 69th Session of The Dirigo Boys State (2016) 68th Session of The Dirigo Boys State (2015) 67th Session of The Dirigo Boys State (2014)